Outfit: 60s inspired in boho dress and fiddler cap

Outfit: 60s inspired in boho dress and bakerboy hat
Outfit: 60s inspired in boho dress and bakerboy hat
Outfit: 60s inspired in boho dress and bakerboy hat
Outfit: 60s inspired in boho dress and bakerboy hat
diamanti per tutti rings
Outfit: 60s inspired in boho dress and bakerboy hat
Outfit: 60s inspired in boho dress and bakerboy hat
Outfit: 60s inspired in boho dress and bakerboy hat
 dress: c/o Shein - coat, feather boa: Zara - thigh high boots: & Other Stories - fiddler cap: Esprit -cross body bag: Mango - necklace: Onecklace - rings: Diamanti Per Tutti

This look is a bit more of a statement than I normally make, but I love how all of it works together. I look like someone who's going to perform at Woodstock! If that isn't #goals, I don't know man. Oh, and this is the debut of my new fiddler cap. I regularly develop obsessions with certain items that I feel would work awesome with my style, and then I spend days/weeks looking for the PERFECT version of whatever item I'm fixated on. These past weeks, it was this cap. It's such a perfect way to add a playful 60s vibe to any type of outfit. I was drooling over the cap from the Gigi x Tommy collection, but dropping €50 for a hat just didn't feel right. I ended up finding this grey one at Esprit, a store I don't usually visit, but I'm super glad I found it because it fits my tiny head perfectly!

Pretty sure you'll get sick of me wearing it all the time, but that's just who I am. Pleasantly obsessive. Although my dude might disagree about the "pleasant" part :'D

Have a lovely weekend!

Beauty: Only You Love palette review

Beauty: Only You Love palette review
makeup bag - Ici Paris XL

Only You (available at Ici Paris XL) is a colourful, budget makeup brand with a cute vibe. Case in point: their ice cream themed, scented nailpolish collection for spring 2017, and this adorable makeup palette they designed for Valentine's day. At 9.95€ for 12 eyeshadows, 2 highlighters and 4 blushes, the Love palette is steal. But is it worth the money? Let's take a look.

Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse

Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
studded croc RAS boots
Outfit: patent skirt, studded boots, ruffle blouse
 blouse: vintage via Think Twice - patent skirt: c/o River Island - studded boots: c/o RAS - shaggy faux fur coat: Primark - necklace: c/o Lobogato - cross body bag; Mango

So this is what a really good hairday looks like now that I have bangs. I actually didn't style or curl my hair, I just put it up in a bun after washing, and this is the natural beachy wave I got as a result! Love it. I picked up the trick when researching my new haircut, reading about Jeanne Damas' morning routine because that woman has the best hair ever. So thank you, Ms. Damas! Easiest route to good hair ever. Also, the perfect proof that bangs don't have to be high maintenance.

The outfit is a mix of slightly unexpected components, and all of it together reads sort of punk to me. Blondie could have totally worn this. These studded croc boots and the patent skirt are perfect building blocks in my wardrobe: black, so it goes with everything, but with enough interesting detail to give any outfit a bit of an edge. 

Btw there was some weird guy waving at us from the window near my feet while we were taking these pictures. Totally sounds like the plot of some weird ass horror movie about abused inbred children secretly living in the basement without the new inhabitants knowing. Yes, I just basically described the plot to The People under the Stairs aka one of my fav wtf movies.

Peace out!

Skincare: Clinique Take of the Day oil cleanser review

Skincare: Clinique Take of the Day oil cleanser review

Today we're talking cleansing! Honestly, when you're into wearing makeup like I am, nothing is more important than removing all of it before bed. When I switched from sheer coverage foundations to medium-full coverage ones (Revlon Colorstay, at the time), I immediately noticed that my regular cleansing milk just didn't cut it anymore - my skin started to break out because it wasn't thoroughly clean at the end of the day. I started looking for a product that would take all of my longwearing makeup off without having to combine 20 steps or without having to rub my face (sensitive skin right here), and oil cleansers solved all of my problems. I usually use two: a liquid one for my eye makeup, and a thicker, balm type product for my face. Let me introduce you to my current favourites: the Take the Day off cleansing duo by Clinique!

Outfit: Levi's Wedgie fit jeans, embroidered shirt, glitter boots

Outfit: Levi's Wedgie fit jeans, embroidered shirt, glitter boots

Beauty: Yves Rocher's new lipstick collection

Beauty: Yves Rocher's new lipstick collection

Hi there! Let's talk lipstick for today's post ;-) For spring 2017, Yves Rocher is overhauling their entire lipstick collection: instead of differently packaged and named lipsticks (cherry oil vs grand rouge vs moisturizing cream), all of their lipsticks will be rebranded into the Rouge Vertige line, differentiated by finish: satin, shine and pearly. Sleek, and it's much easier to find the shade and finish you're looking for if you don't have to take the different collections into account. I received three shades in the three different finishes to give you guys an idea. Let's take a look.

Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret

Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret
Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret
Kipling Lifesaver bag
Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret
Kipling Lifesaver bag
Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret
Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret
Outfit: Sixties inspired in suede mini, knee boots and beret
Boho print Lifesaver handbag: c/o Kipling - cableknit sweater: H&M - suede mini skirt: vintage - knee high boots: & Other Stories - robe coat: c/o Mint & Berry - beret: old

Hi babes! How's things? I've just had a rather productive work day getting into academic literature on Foucault, poststructuralism and feminism (I know, writing a PhD is pretentious AF), and now I'm zoning out on the couch watching Catfish. It's the episode on this little 4chan type asshole who catfished 400 women and still doesn't understand that he's the gross bag of dicks. He's probably alt-right too. Something about entitled assholes whining that gorgeous women won't give them the time of day, while their own standards are obviously set way too high, just makes me feel like punching something/someone. TOO BAD THAT PATRIARCHY ISN'T WORKING FOR YOU THE WAY IT WORKS IN BULLSHIT MOVIES DUDE. 

Anyway, rant's over: an outfit! My bangs really work so well with these types of retro 60s/70s looks, and I love how this one came together. Simple basic pieces offset with a statement bag, neutrals paired with vibrant eggplant - I felt very elegant wearing this outfit to work. The skirt was a vintage find from late 2015 (I think) that I sort of upcycled by shortening it from midi to mini, much more wearable. Perfect timeless, high quality suede skirt. For those types of finds, thrifting really is the best option.

The bag is by Kipling. I keep being impressed by how cute and fashion forward Kipling's handbags really are these days! I know I'm not one of the only kids who grew up loving those backpacks with the little fluffy monkey attached (remember that the monkeys always used to have really dorky grandpa names?? I had one named Herbert or something, loved it), so seeing that the brand has grown up along with me is a pleasant surprise. Although I sort of wish the fluffy pompom hanging from this Lifesaver bag had a dorky name as well.

Hope you like the look!

Wishlist: ruffled blouses

Wishlist: ruffled blouses
something interesting is going on to the left of the picture frame :/

Quick post tonight! As you can see in these two outfit pictures, I have completely and utterly failed at keeping my recently discovered love for ruffled blouses a secret. I mean, not that I have really been trying. What would be the point in that anyway? It's not like an unabashed obsession with ruffled blouses is anything to be ashamed of... RIGHT? I mean, ruffles often get a bad rap for being too girly, too cute, too twee.

And I get why people recoil from ruffles an pastels - I've been annoyed at "female" being equated to "childish" too. I mean, how many dudes do you see rocking styles that reference toddlers? Do you see guys wearing ruffles and onesies and pastels and bows and bloomers? I think not. But I feel like there is a particular type of strength in embracing unapologetically feminine style and relishing in it, having fun with fashion even if it's a bit ridiculous. Let's face it, I'm never going to be the type of person why dresses purely functional, and I don't see why I should.

Ruffled blouses go with ANYTHING and are just the right amount of cute and crazy, making this hands down my favourite spring/summer 2017 trend.

I did a little round up of affordable options for you guys if you want to give the look a try ;-)

Wishlist: ruffled blouses

Giveaway: bespoke onesie c/o The All-in-One Company

Giveaway: bespoke onesie c/o The All-in-One Company

Time to get excited - I'm hosting the cuddliest, snuggliest, fluffiest giveaway ever. If you want to stand a chance at winning and designing your own bespoke onesie, c/o The All-in-One Company, read on!

Outfit: preppy boho in striped blouse, button through skirt

Outfit: preppy boho in striped blouse, button through skirt

Beauty: BE Creative Mirage baked highlighter review

Beauty: BE Creative Mirage baked highlighter review

Apart from bold brows, warm toned eye makeup and matte lips, the biggest makeup trend of the last two years or so is, without a doubt, highlighter. I remember the days before everyone knew what a highlighter was, when we couldn't tell our bronzers from our contouring products. The Kardashians changed all of that, and our makeup lives were forever changed. 

As a makeup lover and beautyblogger, I have a bunch of highlighters in my stash. Nars' Albatross and Urban Decay's Sin are probably my favourites out of the bunch, but the highlighter I'm reviewing today gives those a run for their money at about half the price tag. Let me introduce you to BE Creative's baked highlighter in 01 Mirage. 

Outfit: boho in bangs and Levi's Wedgie jeans

floral embroidery coat, Levi's wedgie jeans, chelsea boots

Beauty: MAC x Taraji P. Henson Viva Glam review

Beauty: MAC x Taraji P. Henson Viva Glam review

I hope you're in the mood for brights, because that's what you'll be getting today! Taraji P. Henson collaborated with MAC to design two Viva Glam lip products, and as you may know, all proceeds of all Viva Glam products go to the MAC AIDS fund. SUCH an important project to support, and MAC deserves so much credit for continuing this campaign since 1994.


Taraji P. Henson is known for her role in Empire, and she recently starred in Hidden Figures which I want to see asap. Her Viva Glam line is vibrant and feminine, featuring a satin lipstick and a lipglass in bright but wearable fuchsia.

Outfit: 70s inspired in shaggy faux fur and leopard boots

Outfit: 70s inspired in shaggy faux fur and leopard boots

Beauty: Clinique Beyond Perfecting foundation + concealer review

Beauty: Clinique Beyond Perfecting foundation + concealer review

Hi babes! You know one of my fav things to blog about is foundations. I do not have a flawless complexion, and to me, a good foundation is probably the most indispensable part of my makeup routine (except perhaps brow products). I'm always going back and forth between different foundations, mixing them to get a good colour match and to satisfy whatever needs my skin has at the moment - more or less coverage, moisturizing or long-wearing. Today I will be reviewing a full coverage, long wearing product by Clinique: the Beyond Perfecting foundation + concealer in the lightest available shade, 02 Alabaster.

Outfit: ruffled blouse, silver holo skirt

Outfit: ruffled blouse, silver holo skirt